Monday, July 25, 2011

This Is How We Roll

So, here it is, Monday again; a day where everyone wishes they had another day off to recover from the weekend. Of course, we are no different. Our weekend was what we would constitute as "normal," but it was still busy. In fact, my coworker and I were just discussing how busy it was but that neither of us could really remember what we did. I do know cleaning was involved; a few times.

Thankfully, Saturday wasn't supposed to be as warm as Sunday so I was able to get certain things done before it started to warm up. The house is always very cool in the morning so I could finish all of the laundry, run the dishwasher, and make bacon using the broiler in the oven. It's my favorite way to make bacon but it really heats up the house. That was how we spent Saturday: cooking, cleaning, and only having to run to the store once.

After the dogs got their shots and registered with the city, we decided to let them spend the weekend with us. We hadn't decided what we were going to do with them, and still hadn't by the time we were getting in the car to drive up to Jacob's parents' house on Sunday. Truth be told, we still don't really know what to do; time and court will tell. They have significantly less freedom, needing to be supervised whenever they go outside. Louis was a city-dog and used to pooping in front of an audience, Durbin is not. But the only time they got riled up was when they knew they were going bye bye in the car. Otherwise, I'd say they enjoyed being home, wouldn't you?

 Durbin, reclaiming his futon. Don't get too comfy, Boy, Grandma is coming for a visit soon!

 If only the dog-catcher could see the vicious killer now.

All of our babies. More accurately, all of my babies. :-) <3

Like every weekend, we thoroughly enjoyed all of our time spent with Zoey and each other, in between getting things done.

 Halted by Dora the Explorer. Jacob took off the floor buffers from Zoey's Elmo cart so that, combined with legs getting stronger every day, she's able to more freely tool around the house. She'll always pause for Nick Jr., though, just to make sure she's not missing out on learning something super important.

 Hmmm. Perhaps this moving-around-more-freely idea was a good idea in theory but not in practice......

 The end of her Friday, relaxing on one of her many stuffed dogs and watching UmiZumi (sp??).

 Daddy and Zoey learning all about hugs and how to give them from Yo Gabba Gabba. Thanks to Netflix and huluplus we have access to 24/7/365 Yo Gabba Gabba! You totally know you're jealous. Seriously, though, Jacob and I have learned some invaluable life-lessons, like how you have to wait in line, and how it's not nice to bite your friends. Zoey's top two teeth poked through this weekend so the lesson really hit home.

 Sometimes Zoey is occupied or otherwise not too demanding of her parents attention. I really feel that after a certain amount of playing with us, she prefers to play by herself. Well, at least, we have satisfied her need for Mommy and Daddy interaction, and we usually just end up watching her play anyways. But, there are times when we're forced to entertain ourselves. I don't know why we buy phones, game consoles, televisions, etc. when we could just play with baby toys too.

 What? I wasn't doing anything, I don't know what you're talking about....

 Another crazy weekend calls for some more crazy napping.

 Sunday morning we woke up a little earlier than we would have liked (stupid new mandatory tags on the dogs), so Zoey spent a good chunk of the morning snuggled with Daddy and Nick-toons.

 Then we went and played in Daddy's chair during a few rounds of Yo Gabba Gabba (and Mommy watching the dogs in the backyard so they didn't run off and kill every creature in the neighborhood).

 At Grandma and Grandpa's house on Sunday afternoon.

It appears Zoey spent most of the weekend parked in front of the television but, of course, we know that's not true. Everything she does is wonderful because I am her mother and, well it is, even if it is just enjoying some good, new-fashioned children's educational cartoons.

On the big baby front, Jacob and I are doing well. We finally got over the sniffles, going in and out of air conditioning really not helping. Work has gotten busier for Jacob but slowed down for me, a pretty typical thing to happen in the summer. Otherwise, we're just completely shocked and amazed that July is almost over. Zoey turned 10 months old yesterday, leaving me to wonder what on earth we did with all of that extra time we had last year. Well, it's done and gone so we just continue to forge ahead.

Grandma will be coming to visit and play live-in Nanny soon, with Grandpa making sure to stop by and spend a couple of days before heading off to Newfoundland. Their busy schedules aside, I'm happy we unloaded a bit of ours and don't have to worry about any travels until Labor Day weekend. *knock on wood* So, our summer continues on...

“If you don’t love yourself, someone will come along and teach you how to hate yourself and then you’ll confuse the two!”